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Getting Your Kids on the Track to Financial Independence

For many of today’s young adults, the weakest link lies in learning the basics. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Junior Achievement USA (2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey), 40% of teens do not have a savings account, checking account, or debit or credit

April Financial Checklist

Organize Your Financials Tax season is almost over, PHEW! Now is the time to really take a look at the space where all your files reside. Combat identity theft by shredding the documents you no longer need rather than just throwing them away. For a complete list of items to

How to Encourage Kids to Explore the Wild World of Saving

Your child’s adventures in savings should start early and reach just as far as their imagination can take them. Here are a few strategies to get them interested: Let Them Play with Real Money Early money lessons often stick with your child as they grow into adults. For young children

Monkey See, Monkey Do: 6 Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Saving

We’d be “lion” if we said saving was easy. Given how important financial skills are to navigating life, it’s surprising that our schools don’t teach children about money. Parents are the number one influence on their children’s financial behaviors, so it’s up to us to raise a generation of mindful

6 Ways to Raise a Money-Wise Child

1.    Show them money comes from work. Rather than offering them an allowance, try setting up a commission-based system where kids get paid for the work they do. Take it a step further by having them put a percentage into their savings account and allowing them to spend a little